Black Lives Matter History
In 2013, three radical Black organizers — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Since then the movement has been used to shine light onto the african american community about the injustices they face. Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.
Links for BLM history
Here are some resources that you may use to read up on the history of BLM, and how it came about!Herstory
Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to Movement
Black Lives Matter explained: The History of a Movement